For starters, theres Hick Town, a DNC-era documentary about Mayor John Hickenlooper, made by his cousin George Hickenlooper; Two Spirits, about the murder of transgendered Navajo teenager Fred Martinez in Cortez; and Con Artist, an edgy docu-comedy about artist Mark Kostabi that was made for former Colorado resident Michael Sladek. Beyond that are a host of other documentaries and shorts that were either shot in Colorado or include Colorado actors, directors, producers or staff. And then theres Official Rejection, a lighthearted doc about film festivals themselves. The flick examines the politics, pitfalls, costs and tolls taken on life at the independent film festivals. Its makers, Paul Osborne and Leslie Wimmer, are from Denver.
For information on the Denver Film Fest or to buy tickets to movie showings or other associated events, log on to www.denverfilm.org.
Nov. 12-22, 2009